Not only do they add a certain unique edge to your baby's moniker, but they're the perfect solution for couples who can't decide between two names. Why not have both?
The trend seems to be particularly popular for girls' names. In 2014 over 1,200 baby girls in England and Wales were given hyphenated baby names. In fact, 1 in 6 parents chose a double-barrelled name for their baby girl.
And the trend doesn't exclude boys, as the number of boys given double-barrelled names in the UK is now ten times as great as it was in the 90's.
Many celebrities have followed in the double barrel baby name trend
And the most popular pairing name? Rose. And there are more than a few celebrities who have followed in this trend in recent years.
Charlotte Hawkins of Good Morning Britain, welcomed her little girl Ella Rose into the world on 8 February 2015. Mum of five, Kerry Katona, is a fan of a hyphenated name. Her eldest is named Lily-Sue, while she chose Dylan-Jorge for her youngest. Jonny Depp's model daughter is called Lily-Rose, and Michelle Heaton's son is named Aaron Jay, or AJ for short.
The most popular hyphenated names of last year were Amelia-Rose, Lily-May, Billie-Jo, Esmae-Rose, Dolly-Rose and Summer-Rose.
Want to have a go at pairing some names? Choose from the list popular first names below and then pair them with another popular name on the right.
Double barrel girls' namesChoose your favourite from the list of popular first names on the left and then pair with your favourite on the right!
Double barrel boys' namesChoose your favourite from the list of popular first names on the left and then pair with your favourite on the right!